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Forum topic by ShawnH posted 05-25-2010 02:53 PM 2795 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2010 02:53 PM

I didn’t think anyone could afford to build a Greene Brothers house these days. This video is amazing. If you were to pick up in the middle of the footage, you would swear you were in the Gamble house of the Blacker house.. and all built for the modest price of 322 miles of sausage at 4 dollars per foot. (5280 ft in a mile).

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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#1 posted 05-25-2010 03:15 PM

I just watched that. Nice woodworking and craftsman ship. But, and I am ready to get flamed. I do not like it on many levels. To busy, to garish, to large, visually distracting to the point of causing eye strain. The brick and stone work needing to much maintenance. Also imagine trying to dust that place? Not a home i would want to live in, even if one could be made to my budget.

Well, at least he kept some craftsmen employed.

Well, i am off to hide in my bomb shelter now.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#2 posted 05-25-2010 03:31 PM

That is the nice part of this board, everybody has their own view of things. I was impressed that it could even be done.

Now, what are the co ordinance of your bunker? Ha Ha

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 05-25-2010 03:33 PM

Randy, I won’t flame you, Pal. :-) I tend to agree. The craftsmanship is wonderful, but it’s a little much. Don’t get me wrong, I like G&G, but in somewhat smaller doses.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 05-25-2010 04:13 PM

The love of this style as I have as well is emotional and tactile. To many designs nowadays are cold and sterile. As to being too much, well you don’t understand the style.

The warmth of the wood and cozy lodge feel is unique and might not fit in NY, Dallas or Savannah. But it lays perfectly amongst the ferns of northern Washington , mountains of Wyoming or redwoods of California.

Flame you Randy? No just sorry you can’t share the emotion and beauty.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#5 posted 05-25-2010 04:27 PM

Yeah, I thought it was a bit much too. I loved the Gamble House, and we live near the Thorsen House. Good idea, just a bit of nouveau riche for my taste. Everything looks a bit contrived with too many details jammed all together into an overwhelming display of G&G features. Now they have to wax the entire house every few years? Ugh…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#6 posted 05-25-2010 04:32 PM

That’s an amazing home

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#7 posted 05-25-2010 04:33 PM

Different strokes!
If the guy can afford the house, he can afford the cleaning and maintenance.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 05-25-2010 04:47 PM

If my math’s right 322 miles of sausage at $4 a foot comes to $6.8 million. Not bad I’ve worked on a 24,000sf home costing over $22mil that had no character at all, to much marble.

Myself, if I had $6 mil to spend, I’d spend about $50K on what I got and try to live comfortably on the rest. It’d be hard to do but I sure try.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#9 posted 05-25-2010 05:25 PM

I like the work. But I thought it was going to be made for Abe Froman: sausage king.

-- measure once, keep cuttin' til it fits

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#10 posted 05-25-2010 08:15 PM

That house is a master piece! Simply gorgeous.

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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